Yet the Lord pleads with you still: Ask where the good road is, the godly paths you used to walk in, in the days of long ago. Travel there, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, “No, that is not the road we want!” (Jeremiah 6:16 The Living Bible)
I often find myself quoting the above Scripture, but stopping short. Not taking the whole trip down memory lane. I love thinking about being at a crossroads or on the edge of a new adventure. I savor the wise counsel to consider the “ancient” paths or think before I take off in my own strength. Surely, I want rest for my soul. And I am tempted to just camp out there, but the verse goes on to shine light on the reason that rest evades me at times and the good path gets neglected.
I want a different path.
It’s embarrassing to admit, but I’d rather take the path of least resistance. To just get on the conveyor belt path that takes me from point A to point B with no obligation to think, deliberate or choose. But something in my soul knows there is more.
And summer beckons me to make plans, to write a list of fun places to visit, to seek out adventures, knowing that the best adventures are the ones where Jesus takes the lead. The first thing on my summer list is to listen. Listen for His voice saying this is the way, walk ye in it.
For now, I just want to listen and rest awhile in the presence of our Savior and His deep, deep love. On this the longest day of light, to watch the sunset and linger in the peace, joy, delight and comfort of knowing I am loved by the One who put the stars in the sky and set the seasons on their course.